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Digital Life Guide: How To Avoid Checking Email On Vacation

Nick Greene

Email is like an atmospheric gas that enters your smartphone through desublimation and buzzes your thigh to tell you, "Use this code to get 15% off your next purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond.&qu

41 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms

Lauren Harrell

You might be surprised to learn that some of these words are trademarked.

6 Ways to Have a Lucky Baby

the mag

Every culture has its infant-blessing method.

Mother’s Day Cards for When You and Your Mom Have Issues

Arika Okrent

David Ellis Dickerson used to create cards for Hallmark, but his tendency toward straight-up, tell-it-like-it-is sentiments for specific and unusual situations did not jibe well with the culture there

The Day the Royal Navy Ended its Daily Rum Ration

Erin McCarthy

Rum isn't just the preferred drink of pirates: For more than 300 years, the booze was also part of the daily rations of sailors in Britain's Royal Navy.

What's a Life Hack Everyone Should Know?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

11 Awesome Animal Kingdom Moms

Kate Erbland

Mother’s Day might sound human-centric, but there are plenty of moms out in the wild who exhibit excellent parenting skills.

10 Badass Moms Who Deserve Their Own Holidays

Judy Dutton

Most moms should get a medal. These women deserve more.

Does Every Rose Have Its Thorn?

the mag

7 Home Comfort Items' Amazing Origins

5 Questions: Cry Me a "River"

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WWI Centennial: Assassins Prepare Amid Rumors of Serbian Coup

Erik Sass

13 Bold Fashion Predictions from 1893

Erin McCarthy

Were these illustrations meant to be true predictions or just satire? We'll never know—but at least we can enjoy them.

Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders

Miss Cellania

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